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Boy Scout Troop 465 Hickory Flat, GA

Committee Training

All adult leaders and parents of Troop 465,

We, as a Troop, will be hosting a Committee Challenge training event on January 29th, 2017, 2pm-6pm. Doug Kirk will be the primary trainer for this event. The Troop Committee Training Course “will provide the committee members of a Boy Scout troop with the basic information they will need to support a troop and ensure a successful boy-led troop program. Troop Committee Challenge has been developed to help troop committee members better understand their roles and responsibilities and help them deliver the promise of Scouting. The Troop Committee Challenge is designed for Troop committees and becomes the course (along with Youth Protection training) troop committee members need to be considered “trained.” “.

Committee Members:

This is a chance for current and future Committee Members to have a great time learning about the positions available within the troop and get a better handle on the position you may already fill.


This is a perfect opportunity for you to get to know our adult leaders better and learn what many of their jobs are. This class should give you a much better understanding of how our troop operates at the committee level.

Assistant Scoutmasters:

I ask that each of you, also attend this training, to give us a better understanding of how our own committee works. Some of us have never been a part of a troop or pack committee and probably have no clue as to how one operates. I will be attending.

On a final note: Our youth leaders are expected to attend training for their own positions, as a Scout deserves a trained leader. We, as adults, can't expect to be leaders ourselves without ensuring we also have the proper training for our own positions.

I hope to see all of you there.

Thank you,
Clay Limbaugh
Scoutmaster, Troop 465

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to:

Provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character.

Train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship.

Develop personal fitness.

How you can get involved:

JOIN as a youth member with Troop 465.

VOLUNTEER as a Troop Committee member or Assistant Scoutmaster

GIVE to 465 Alumni Inc. to support Troop 465's sponsor.

  Serving youth for over 50 years, Troop 465 has had a proud heritage of molding boys into men according to the criteria listed above. Our Scoutmaster Emeritus, George Lingefelt, say's "If you want boys to become leaders, you have to train them and then let them lead", and thus began our "boy-lead troop" mind set. Clay Limbaugh is our current Scoutmaster and passes these skills on. In fact, Scoutmaster Limbaugh is only our 7th Scoutmaster since 1963.

Since 1996, the Troop Sponsor has been 465 Alumni, Inc., dba Friends of Troop 465, a non-profit organization specifically enacted to support Troop 465 both financially and philosophically. Troop 465 has a permanent Scout Hut, on over 3 acres, thanks to the generosity and foresight of 465 Alumni, Inc.

Troop 465 is unique because of the tremendous support from our members and their families. If you would like more information about joining troop 465, please click here.

BSA Troop 465, 5742 East Cherokee Drive
Canton, GA 30115

Scoutmaster - Clay Limbaugh ,

Committee Chair - David Canale,

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Updated 1/17/17